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French AFA routinely undermines professional secrecy, lawyers say

French AFA routinely undermines professional secrecy, lawyers say

July 03, 2019, GIR

Lawyers at the first-ever GIR Live in Paris have said the French agency tasked with overseeing company’s compliance programmes is requesting documents typically covered by secrecy rules.

GIR Live Paris: French DPA guidelines incentivise self-reporting

GIR Live Paris: French DPA guidelines incentivise self-reporting

July 01, 2019, GIR

Lawyers at the first-ever GIR Live in Paris welcomed new guidance from French authorities that outline the steps companies should take to obtain CJIPs as they discussed the future of the PNF following news that its head has stepped down.

GIR Live Paris - in pictures

GIR Live Paris - in pictures

June 28, 2019, GIR

Photos from the first-ever GIR Live Paris on 27 June, co-chaired by Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats and Jonathan Mattout of Herbert Smith Freehills.

Germany considers NPA and DPA-style agreements in draft corporate criminal liability law

Germany considers NPA and DPA-style agreements in draft corporate criminal liability law

June 28, 2019, GIR

A potential new law in Germany addresses the country’s “dramatically” inconsistent penalty system, a prosecutor who helped to draft the bill has said.

Czech prosecutor general calls for closer cooperation

Czech prosecutor general calls for closer cooperation

June 27, 2019, GIR

The prosecutor general of the Czech Republic has said that the complexity of the Czech legal system and its differences to common law jurisdictions inhibit its ability to cooperate as efficiently with countries such as the US and UK.

UK identification principle “simply inept”, former solicitor general says

UK identification principle “simply inept”, former solicitor general says

June 21, 2019, GIR

“We can’t go on worshipping at the feet of Queen Victoria and keep the identification principle,” Lord Garnier QC told an audience in London.

Mobile phones can be Achilles’ heel of investigations

Mobile phones can be Achilles’ heel of investigations

June 20, 2019, GIR

Companies that do not have robust policies on employees’ mobile phones will have a tough time convincing authorities they have proper systems and controls in place, an audience at GIR Live in London heard.

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

June 14, 2019, GIR

Individuals should seek legal counsel before attending #MeToo internal investigation interviews because of the potential consequences that may flow from the alleged misconduct, a panel at GIR Live London said.

GIR Live Women in Investigations – in pictures

GIR Live Women in Investigations – in pictures

June 13, 2019, GIR

Pictures from GIR’s 2nd annual Women in Investigations conference held in London on 12 June in association with the Women in White Collar Defense Association.

China  “has not abated” in its fight against corruption

China “has not abated” in its fight against corruption

June 12, 2019, GIR

China’s anti-corruption drive has not slowed down and the country’s authorities are increasingly conducting joint dawn raids, an audience at GIR Live heard.